Taking a Dive : Swimming in the Atlantic Basin, 1964
Kids have been swimming off the piers of Red Hook probably ever since the piers existed. It is not common today in part because of the increasing awareness that the polluted water, particularly after a rain fall, is a health hazard.
"Taking a Dive: These Red Hook youngsters, hit by the summer heat go down for the count from the piers at Atlantic Basin"
(Caption from the Brooklyn section of the New York World-Telegram and the Sun).